FR Doc 03-19624
[Federal Register: August 1, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 148)]
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[CFDA No. 84.170A]

Office of Postsecondary Education; Jacob K. Javits Fellowship 
Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 
(FY) 2004

    Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Jacob K. Javits (JKJ) 
Fellowship Program is to award fellowships to eligible students of 
superior ability, selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, 
financial need, and exceptional promise, to undertake graduate study in 
selected fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to 
a doctoral degree or to a master's degree in those fields in which the 
master's degree is the terminal highest degree awarded in the selected 
field of study at accredited institutions of higher education. The 
selected fields in the arts are: creative writing, music performance, 
music theory, music composition, music literature, studio arts 
(including photography), television, film, cinematography, theater 
arts, playwriting, screenwriting, acting, and dance. The selected 
fields in the humanities are: art history (including architectural 
history), archeology, area studies, classics, comparative literature, 
English language and literature, folklore, folk life, foreign languages 
and literature, history, linguistics, philosophy, religion, excluding 
study of religious vocation, speech, rhetoric, and debate. The selected 
fields in the social sciences are: anthropology, communications and 
media, economics, ethnic and cultural studies, geography, political 
science, psychology (excluding clinical psychology), public policy and 
public administration, and sociology (excluding the master's and 
doctoral degrees in social work).
    Eligible Applicants: Individuals who at the time of application: 
(1) Have not completed their first full year of study for a doctoral 
degree or a master's degree in those fields in which the master's 
degree is the terminal highest degree awarded in the selected field of 
study, or (2) will be entering a doctoral degree program or a master's 
degree program in those fields in which the master's degree is the 
terminal highest degree awarded in the selected field of study in 
academic year 2004-2005; (3) are eligible to receive grant, loan, or 
work assistance pursuant to section 484 of the Higher Education Act, as 
amended; and, (4) intend to pursue a doctoral or master's degree in 
fields selected by the JKJ Fellowship Board at accredited U.S. 
institutions of higher education. An individual must be a citizen or 
national of the United States, a permanent resident of the United 
States, in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and 
intending to become a permanent resident, or a citizen of any one of 
the Freely Associated States.

    Note: An individual who has had a JKJ Fellowship in any field of 
study is ineligible.

    Applications Available: August 11, 2003.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 3, 2003 for the 
JKJ Fellowship Program. January 31, 2004 for the Free Application for 
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    Estimated Available Funds: $738,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $42,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 18.

    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 

    Project Period: Up to 48 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75 (except as 
provided in 34 CFR 650.3(b)), 77, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98 and 99; and (b) 
the regulations for this program in 34 CFR part 650.
    Performance Measures: The effectiveness of the JKJ Fellowship 
Program will be measured by the enrollment rate of talented graduate 
students, with demonstrated financial need, who are pursuing the 
highest degree available in their designated fields of study. 
Institutions of higher education wherein the fellows are enrolled will 
be expected to submit an annual report. This report will document the 
fellows' satisfactory academic progress and the determined financial 
need. The Department will use the reports to assess the program's 
success in assisting fellows in completing their course of study and 
receiving their degree.

    Stipend Level: The Secretary will determine the JKJ fellowship 
stipend for the academic year 2004-2005 based on the level of support 
provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate fellowships 
as of February 1, 2004, except that the amount will be adjusted as 
necessary so as not to exceed the JKJ fellow's demonstrated level of 
financial need.
    Institutional Payment: The Secretary will determine the 
institutional payment for the 2004-2005 academic year by adjusting the 
previous academic year institutional payment, which is $11,296 per 
fellow, by the U.S. Department of Labor's Consumer Price Index for the 
2003 calendar year. The institutional payment will be reduced by the 
tuition and fees the institution charges and collects from a JKJ 
    For Applications Contact: Federal Student Aid Information Center, 
P.O. Box 84, Washington DC 20044-0084. Telephone (toll free): 1-800-
433-3243, FAX: (319) 358-4316. The application may also be accessed on 
the JKJ Fellowship Program Web site:
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

    Note: The FAFSA may be obtained from the institution of higher 
education's financial aid office or accessed at:

Fellowship Program, U.S. Department of Education, International 
Education and Graduate Programs Service, 1990 K St., NW., Suite 6000, 
Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 502-7542 or via Internet:    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR 
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternative format by contacting that person. However, 
the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternative format the 
standard forms included in the application package.

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    Program Authority:  20 U.S.C. 1134-1134d.

    Dated: July 28, 2003.
Sally L. Stroup,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 03-19624 Filed 7-31-03; 8:45 am]